Regional Universities Suspend Study Abroad Programs Due to Coronavirus

All over the country several universities are suspending study abroad programs due to the coronavirus outbreak. Officials with the two regional universities of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southeast Missouri State have recently taken similar actions. Southern Illinois University Carbondale officials say they’re canceling study abroad programs in areas that have a Level 3 travel warning, per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public health officials made the recommendation that students and staff avoid traveling to any country with a Level 3 warning and certain people should avoid non-essential travel to countries with a Level 2 warning. Southeast Missouri State University officials recently made the decision to discontinue travel until further notice. University officials sent out a letter to everyone within the university to notify them that all travel to China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea is suspended for now. The letter stated that the list could grow as the CDC updates their travel guidance.

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